Does Marketing Automation Help You “Love” Customers?

Does Marketing Automation Help You “Love” Customers?

Well, for those of you who never got a St. Valentine’s Day card this month, neither did we! So print out the one above and consider you our sweetheart and close you eyes and pretend we’re hugging you! Today’s topic is an interesting one, although it should be about maintaining your editorial calendar because we’re obviously two weeks late on this one! But we digress…. […]

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Raab Repeats Right-On Reporting

Raab Repeats Right-On Reporting

Last week there was an interesting observation made about Marketing Automation platform providers. In his well-reknowned blog, David Raab (@draab) commented that after all these years, the consolidation of Marketing Automation providers suprisingly hasn’t slowed the growth of the second tier of players in the space and there is more fragmentation. David’s first line in the blog is “I’ve gotten used to thinking of the B2B marketing automation […]

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SocialToaster – Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

SocialToaster – Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

From time to time, Allinio has blogged about startup companies in the Marketing technology space, asking the same five basic questions for a founder or other executive to answer. This time is a little different. We’re talking to another interesting company, SocialToaster, and its Founder and CEO, Brian Razzaque (@razzaque). But not only as an interviewer… SocialToaster has a unique story in the Marketing Automation space. Its platform leverages the […]

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Marketing Automation Professionals of the World, Unite!

Marketing Automation Professionals of the World, Unite!

Know anyone else pulling their hair out over their Marketing Automation platform?  Are your pupils dialating and your heart stopping  over the thought of the mountain of content that you have to create?    Well, here on the East Coast we’re trying to do something about it… Now there are several of other national organizations that are fantastic professional development resources for the Marketing Automation […]

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Holiday Carol: Here We Come A-Nurturing

Holiday Carol: Here We Come A-Nurturing

Creative Commons by Accidental Hedonist Once again, we are posting holiday carols for the tech/marketing/social crowd. With such hits as Carol of the Marketing Metrics, Get Yourself Marketing Automation, The Twelve Days of Foursquare,  O Little Town of Twitterville, Talking In A Mobile Wonderland, S-E-O, S-E-O, S-E-O!, and Eloqua Fideles, we are continuing this tradition into its third year with some lyrics that will hopefully put a smile on your weary […]

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Let There Be QR

Let There Be QR

Much has been written about QR (Quick Response) codes, but there still has been relatively little proliferation of this technology for everyday businesses.  For now, it seems as though the most common applicaiton of QR codes is on display advertising.  So what can you do with them? What is exactly is a QR code?  First think “bar code” which are one-dimensional (1-D) representations of data in […]

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Tap11′s Intelligence Helps You Tap More Out of Twitter

Tap11′s Intelligence Helps You Tap More Out of Twitter

At TWTRCON this past June, we found out about Tap11, a Twitter business intelligence platform that allows companies to track, engage, and increase their audience with great data mining, metrics & measurement, and business intelligence capabilities.  Earlier in the spring, the San Francisco based company launched with over 100 major brands and marketing firms and is VC backed.  Allinio had the privilege of asking Adam Zbar (@zman47), Tap11′s CEO, a […]

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5 More Challenges for Sales & Marketing Alignment

5 More Challenges for Sales & Marketing Alignment

Last week, this blog listed some of the challenges that a B2B Marketing organization faces for Sales and Marketing Alignment.  Aligning those departments is not that easy so you’re not getting off the hook just yet.  This week there are five more to think about and have some comfort in knowing that your organization is not the only one that needs to go through such an […]

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2 Biggies That Make Snailmail Intelligent with Intelisent

2 Biggies That Make Snailmail Intelligent with Intelisent

Last week at the DMA‘s Digital Marketing Days, The Marketing Consigliere was curious about what technologies there were to improve traditional “non-technical” direct marketing.   Sadly enough, many of the exhibitors involved in printing looked sort of embarrassed when they were asked if they were involved with “variable data printing.”  Another SWAG vendor offering custom logo printing on just about anything with a surface had not ever used Twitter, confusing […]

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Jim Sterne’s Social Media Metrics

Jim Sterne’s Social Media Metrics

Jim Sterne (@jimsterne) is an A-List, top notch, impeccable luminary in the metrics arena.  He currently chairs the Web Analytics Association, and is the driver of the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, which the Marketing Consigliere has been enjoying for years when it generously comes to the Washington DC Area.  So The Marketing Consigliere took great interest when he found out the Jim has come out with another book. His latest […]

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